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Re: [XP] XP vs. money (was Solo XP)

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  • Carfield Yim
    I think a solid software make better sale and bring more profit in a not very long run, I think only very short sight manager will think this is problem. This
    Message 1 of 3 , Sep 22, 2008
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      I think a solid software make better sale and bring more profit in a
      not very long run, I think only very short sight manager will think
      this is problem.

      This real question is the change from programmers is really improvement or not

      On Mon, Sep 22, 2008 at 4:59 PM, Oleg Smirsky <infobox.oleg@...> wrote:
      > Hello, Seyit.
      >
      > I tend to disagree. Look of XP would be heavily dependent on the model
      > of cooperation with the customer.
      >
      > Say you maintain/develop custom software for the specific customer and
      > every change in the software is based on the change request from the
      > customer. Customer pays for every change request. If the developer
      > does whatever customer needs without money in mind (=without making
      > client pay for it), he closes an opportunity for future change request
      > => less money in the future => PM won' be happy.
      > This thinking goes against customer satisfaction, but charging money
      > for your services does so as well :-)
      >
      > Completely another case is when you develop a boxed product (like PC
      > game, office suite) sold in millions of pieces. I think this is your case.
      >
      > What is your experience with the customer cooperation models? Do you
      > know any quality book on this topic?
      >
      > Oleg
      >
      >
      > --- In extremeprogramming@yahoogroups.com, "Seyit Caglar Abbasoglu"
      > <scabbasoglu@...> wrote:
      >>
      >> I was thinking along the same lines. Money is the only problem. In
      >> > the real world money is important to a project (and customer) and
      >> > would probably affect the way XP was handled.
      >> >
      >> I think in a different way. Money is the problem of marketing. If you're
      >> only a software developer you're job is to satisfy real users' needs. By
      >> that way you help marketers make money, or you gain respect in an
      >> open-source project.
      >>
      >
      >
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